Heather has over 25 years of experience in organizational development and executive management with a variety of individuals, nonprofit organizations and creative institutions. Eight of those years have involved acting in the capacity of a creative consultant who specialized in revamping organizational structures, increasing available funding, the application of creative marketing and strategic planning. Heather’s leadership philosophy centers on assisting each individual and/or organization in recognizing their passion, purpose and unique vision and applying those inner fires to boldly ignite their drive to accomplish their artistic and professional aspirations. Heather has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Her artistic works have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions, commissioned for public murals and private collections. She completed a BA in Individualized Studies from Goddard College in 2009. Heather went on to expand her studies focusing on: The Medicine of Art, Artist as Keeper of Ancestry and Lineage, Artist as Vessel, and Borderland Theory and Expression in Contemporary Art. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College in 2012.
David has been working in the professional theatre for over 25 years, and has chaired drama programs at The Middlesex School, Springfield High School, The Casablanca American School, and most recently Kimball Union Academy. Holding an MFA from Rutgers University, he has worked professionally as a director and designer throughout New England at companies including The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, North Country Center for the Arts, The Weston Playhouse, and the New Ensemble Theatre which he founded in 1993. Passionate about education and educational philosophy, David has taught in numerous disciplines during his tenure including theatre, visual arts, dramatic literature, and English. Additionally, David is an accomplished watercolor painter and jeweler, having exhibited work at numerous galleries since the mid-90’s. In 2013, David started Artscapes, where he uses faux finishing and custom specialty painting to transform residential and commercial environments for his clients.
Susan was born in New York state and raised in Connecticut. Self-described as an artist, photographer, crafter, dreamer and a student of life, she has lived around the corner for over a decade. For over 30 years, Susan has worked in the graphics field, both on staff and as a freelancer; her initial jobs out of school were in book and magazine publishing. As time progressed, she developed skills in advertising, direct mail, and catalog businesses. By working independently, Susan broadened her ability to run an office, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. She moved to Vermont with her husband of 30+ years, David. They opened a popular mystery bookshop in Brattleboro. Together they also successfully raised an incredible daughter, Caitlin who is now married to Ryan, a Navy serviceman. Susan enjoys volunteering at libraries and other non-profits. Locally she volunteered at and served on the Friends of the Library board of Rockingham Public Library in Bellows Falls.
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